‘So to Speak’ examines artistic power of language, by Amy Griffin, Times-Union

PRESS: Albany Times-Union

From article: “In her book, Leona Christie notes that Gavin read (and reread) the biography of Scarry who, as a child, made lists in the form of drawings. What Gavin does is an inversion of this — processing images into words and, by presenting them on a large scale, his sister-collaborator effectively makes images of his words.”

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“Courier” at the University Art Museum, Albany, NY / Oct – Dec 2010

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The collaborative “Dark woods, light woods” project is first exhibited in Courier, curated by Corinna Schaming.

Below: Gavin Christie sees his lists transformed into artwork on the wall for the first time.
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Courier, curated by Corinna Schaming, brings together a range of contemporary artists who have created works that are rooted in the physical, communicative, or iconic properties of the typewriter. From emblematic homage to pointed social critique, the works selected for this exhibition demonstrate that despite its obsolete status, the typewriter remains a potent carrier of untapped ideas.” Documented by a 60-page, fully illustrated catalogue featuring an essay by James Siena.

More info on show, catalogue, and list of artists here

Below: Dark woods, light woods # 1, 2010-12, debossed engraving, 15″ x 12″

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Below:  Gavin creates photographic self-portraits with new friends at the art opening on his digital camera, Oct 5, 2010

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